High blood pressure

7/31/2020

High blood pressure or hypertension is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease or stroke. Some risk factors include obesity, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, or family history. Most people with high blood […]

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Hypothyroidism

7/28/2020

Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid that occurs when the thyroid gland produces less than the normal amount of the thyroid hormone known as thyroxine (T4). This causes the body’s system to slow down and can lead to symptoms like fatigue, feeling cold, drowsiness, weight gain due to fluid retention, constipation, increased sensitivity to many medications, […]

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Multiple sclerosis

7/25/2020

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, that disrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body. Some signs and symptoms include numbness and weakness in one or more limbs, electric shock sensations that occur with certain neck movements, involuntary […]

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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

7/23/2020

There are many different types of Bariatric Surgery, some more invasive than others. When looking into Bariatric Surgery you should consult with, not only, your Primary Care Physician, but also a qualified Bariatric surgeon. You should discuss the many different types of surgeries from Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Duodenal Switch, Revisional Surgery, & […]

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Thyroid cancer

7/21/2020

Thyroid cancer develops when the cells of the thyroid gland mutate and change. The thyroid gland is located in the lower front of the neck, above the collarbones and below the voice box (larynx). There are four types of thyroid cancer: papillary, medullary, anaplastic, and follicular. The most common types of thyroid cancer are papillary […]

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Fracture

7/16/2020

There are many cases with a missed diagnosis of fractures. There are many types of fractures and it is highly recommended that you take the proper precautions and treatment needed in order to avoid any further complications or injuries. If you still feel pain, or second guess the advice given, take that seriously and be […]

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Legally Blind

7/14/2020

According to the CDC, more than 4.2 million Americans over the age of 40 are considered either legally blind or of extremely low vision. With such poor level of eye sight, a person with normal vision could see an object 200 feet away that a person with low vision or who is legally blind would […]

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Celiac Disease

7/13/2020

Gluten Can Kill You Nowadays, many of us have heard of and perhaps have even tried the “Gluten Free” diet. Gluten is a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. While some avoid it for dietary reasons, others must avoid it for their safety. Gluten is […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

7/8/2020

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that involves the large intestine. Signs and symptoms can include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that needs to be managed long term. People with IBS can control the symptoms by managing diet, lifestyle, and stress; more-severe […]

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Tuberculosis

6/23/2020

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attacks the lungs but can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. TB bacteria are spread through the air from one person to another by coughing, sneezing, speaking, laughing, […]

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